TORONTO, June 11 - In April, John Hamer, interim president and CEO of Paradigm Genetics, handed down a company-wide edict that asked researchers to refocus their efforts on the firm in general rather than on individual departments or divisions in particular.

 

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.